“One night the growth detaches from the girl’s scalp and that’s when the story gets really interesting.”
“Readers will relish Adrienne Brodeur’s Little Monsters for its meticulous world building, gripping storyline, multidimensional characters, and ut
Thirteen may be an unlucky number for some, but not for readers of T. C. Boyle’s dazzling new collection of stories, 13 funny, mind-bending, and disturbing tales.
At one point in this steely cold but effective novel by Emma Cline, someone asks Alex, the young female protagonist: “Why are you like this?”
Edmund White’s impressive early novels, A Boy’s Own Story (1982) and The Beautiful Room Is Empty (1988) were considered groundbreaking in the genre of gay litera
“Leah’s gradual self-discovery of her own worth . . . breathes like a fresh new life.”
“this novel asks one of humanity’s most important questions . . .”
This second novel by the renowned French writer, Marguerite Duras, was written in 1943 when she was 29, and originally published by Gallimard in 1944 as La Vie tranquille.
“This book is impressive as a picture of life in North Korea, but it goes beyond that, elevating the story into one that gets to the heart of what is so corrosive about propaganda, what is
Max Little is dying and wants to leave behind something of his life.
“With powerful language, Usami reveals a terrifying world of teenage fan obsession.”
“quick glimpses into different lives”
There have been many accounts of Cary Grant’s life and career, tracing his ascent from British music halls to American vaudeville to Broadway to a career of over three decades as one of Hollywood’s
“How does one read the face of a house?”
“Signal Fires is perfectly crafted and developed . . .”
If memory is indispensable for our sense of a coherent, continued self, what happens when memories fragment, when trauma untracks our understanding of the past? Who, then, do we become?
Louisa Treger opens her historical novel about the life of intrepid reporter Nellie Bly in 1887 as she arrives on Blackwell Island, home of the notorious women’s insane asylum.
“Rarely does this novel read like correspondence. The prose is too fine, the settings too detailed, the pacing exquisite.”
“Greenland is another fine contribution to a growing canon of Black queer fiction.”
“The Foundling touches on important issues like women’s autonomy, racism, classism, and anti-Semitism, as well as other social justice issues.”
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“The writing is excellent, the characters well rounded with believable human flaws and peculiarities, and the plot intriguing with lots of learning for the reader.”
“succeeds, thanks to Seckin’s unrelentingly honest excavations and sharply beautiful language.”
“Knox knows how to spin a great thriller, and in True Crime Story he reveals a new way to entangle the threads while ramping up risk and even a touch of horror. . .
In the compactly rich novel The Femme Fatale Hypothesis, author David Roth presents three equal protagonists and places them in an urgent, and at the same time leisurely, path to and throu